Street crews battle pothole problem after winter storm

Street crews battle pothole problem after winter storm

Posted: Updated:
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Sweep, pour, and smooth,  it's the daily routine for street crews across the metro.  Crews with the City of Oklahoma City respond to 30 work orders on an average day, but as snow melts on the side of the road-- their work load doubles, sometimes triples.

"When we get these snow storms or heavy rain, we get anywhere from over 50 to over 100 work orders," said Ronella Richardson, an operations manager of City of Oklahoma City Streets Department.

Not easy to get around when there are cracks, bumps, and potholes on city streets. But city crews are asking motorists to be patient and extra careful.

"We're working as fast as we can," said Richardson, "we just need you all to give us a 100 feet of distance."

"We are anticipating as temperatures continue to increase, additional potholes will probably be coming," said Mills Gotcher, an ODOT spokesperson.

As city crews patch up streets, ODOT crews also have their work cut out.

"Our crews will be maintaining and filling the potholes on the interstates and highways," said Gotcher.  

ODOT CREWS advise motorist to be wary if they pull over, since potholes typically appear on the shoulder of the interstate, and as street crews move to their next location they hope all drivers give them space to do their job.

"Drive slow if you see one of our vehicles," said Richardson.

If you need to report a pothole in Oklahoma City, you can call the pothole hotline 405-631-1111.  If you see one on the interstate, call ODOT at 405-231-4368.

     

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • OKCPD: bumbling crook steals cash register from smoke shop

    OKCPD: bumbling crook steals cash register from smoke shop

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:40:42 GMT
    The Oklahoma City Police Department is hoping someone recognizes a man they say stole a cash register from a smoke shop when the clerk turned his back.
    The Oklahoma City Police Department is hoping someone recognizes a man they say stole a cash register from a smoke shop when the clerk turned his back.
  • Cigarette sparks house fire in NW Oklahoma City

    Cigarette sparks house fire in NW Oklahoma City

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:02:07 GMT
    A house fire broke out near 10th and Penn Ave in NW Oklahoma City.
    A house fire broke out near 10th and Penn Ave in NW Oklahoma City.
  • President Obama to meet with Central American leaders over immigration crisis

    President Obama to meet with Central American leaders over immigration crisis

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:40:09 GMT
    President to meet with Central American leaders over immigration crisisPresident to meet with Central American leaders over immigration crisis
    Government officials say more than 200 unaccompanied immigrant children in Oklahoma have been placed with sponsors so far this year.
    Government officials say more than 200 unaccompanied immigrant children in Oklahoma have been placed with sponsors so far this year.
  • FOX25 Slideshows

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
Compiling list...
  • FOX 25 FeaturesMore>>

  • Tell Me Something Good

    Tell Me Something Good

    Tired of all the bad news? Looking for some good news? Tell Me Something Good, does just that! FOX 25's Mike Brooks finds the good in Oklahoma and tells you all about it.
    Tired of all the bad news? Looking for some good news? Tell Me Something Good, does just that! FOX 25's Mike Brooks finds the good in Oklahoma and tells you all about it.
  • Waste Watch

    Waste Watch

    How are your tax dollars being spent? FOX 25 Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments, or any groups, are using your money wisely... or wasting it.
    How are your tax dollars being spent? FOX 25 Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments, or any groups, are using your money wisely... or wasting it.
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by 

WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOKH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.